'Jumanji: The Next Level' rules international box office as 'Frozen 2' becomes sixth Disney film in 2019 to cross $1bn

Screen | 1/2/2020 | Jeremy Kay
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Frozen 2 has become the sixth Disney film to cross $1bn at the global box office in 2019 as Jumanji: The Next Level ruled international box office on an estimated $85.7m weekend haul.

Universal’s rom-com Last Christmas surged past $100m worldwide, and Lionsgate/MRC’s Knives Out climbed to $83.3m internationally.

Jumanji - Level - Markets - Running - Worldwide

Jumanji: The Next Level brought in an estimated $85.7m from 5 markets as the early running total climbed to $152.5m, while worldwide has reached $213m.

Buoyed by debuts in 34 markets, the fantasy adventure starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Jack Black opened in the UK on $12.6m over five days including previews to beat the 2017 predecessor Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle by 32%.

Russia - Previews - % - Germany - Previews

It opened in Russia on $8.9m including previews to track 22% ahead, and arrived in Germany on $4.6m including previews to finish double the opening of Welcome To The Jungle.

Elsewhere The Next Level opened in the Middle East on $6.4m including previews for Sony’s second biggest opening of all-time; South Korea on $5.7m over five days; and Mexico on $4.8m, beating the first film by 78%. It debuted in India on $4m including previews, Spain on $2.7m, Japan on $2.1m, Ukraine on $1.5m, Hong Kong on $1.2m, Vietnam on $1.1m including previews), and Belgium on $1m including previews).

Italy - December - Australia - December - Brazil

Coming up are Italy on December 25, Australia on December 26, and Brazil on January 16.

A $74.9m global weekend for Frozen 2 raised the running total to $1.032bn to rank as the seventh highest grossing animation of all time, while internationally the film added $55.7m for $666m. It remains the number one film in South Korea on $85.4m, Japan on $67.3m, Germany on $39.9m, France on $37m, Australia on $15.5m, as well as New Zealand, Peru, Colombia, Central America, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

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